We all know that trying to cut things with blunt scissors is difficult. Likewise, even the best chefs in the world would struggle to do their work with blunt knives. For those of us with slightly more modest cooking abilities, a dull blade can mean dinner preparations going seriously awry. The easiest and best way to solve this problem is by using the E5 Electric Knife Sharpener by Work Smart. This neat gadget utilizes flexible abrasive belt technology to give your cooking the precision edge.

– Shape, sharpen, and refine each blade to your exact preferences

– Optional MicroForge technology creates a long-lasting and durable edge

– Comes with ceramic honing rod to maintain and refine sharpness

Great Cooking Made Easy

To make a knife, you must first forge a sheet of steel into roughly the right shape. You must then grind the edge into a sharp blade. This is often done with an abrasive belt that spins at high speed, essentially sanding the metal. In the right hands, this technique gives your new knife the sharpest possible edge.

The E5 sharpener puts the same technology in your kitchen. Rather than sharpening your knives by hand every day, you can use this device to get a precision blade in seconds. It works with all your knives, adjusting the sharpening cycle to each blade.

It means you can work more safely and efficiently, without putting in any extra time and effort.

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Sharper Blades

Owning the E5 is like keeping a knife-care expert in your kitchen. When your knife stops working in the way it should, you simply switch your E5 to the Shape cycle. With the internal belt turning at high speed, you slowly draw your knife through the grooves on the device.

The professional-grade belt is specifically engineered to sharpen knives while removing minimal material. Meanwhile, the grooves hold your blade at the perfect angle for sharpening.

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That angle is 17 degrees — a halfway house between super-sharp eastern knives and durable western blades. The newly created convex edge should stay sharp for ages, needing only occasional maintenance with the supplied honing tool.

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Furthermore, the Work Smart E5 offers special MicroForge technology. Should you wish, the sharpener can create micro-facets along the edge of any knife. These slight serrations make it easier to work with veggies, cooked meat and bread.

Honing Up

The E5 sharpener is actually designed to keep your knives sharp for long periods without any freshening up. However, there’s no harm in honing the edge before each meal. This will keep your knives sharper for even longer, and ensure you get the best possible edge for each meal.

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As with the electric sharpener, you just draw your knife down either side of the supplied dual-surface ceramic honing rod. The contrast of coarse and fine surfaces helps to produce a razor-sharp finish. Even here, you have a blade guide — simply align your knife with the handle and push down.

In combination, the electric sharpener and honing rod are an incredible investment in your own cooking.

“The Work Sharp Culinary E5 electric kitchen knife sharpener uses controlled speeds and timed sharpening cycles to shape, sharpen and refine all your kitchen knives at the touch of a button. Based on traditional belt sharpening practices, the E5 creates a sharp-as-new edge the same way manufacturers sharpen knives at the factory.” — Work Sharp

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What We ❤️

The ability to make your old knives as sharp as when they were new.

Future Designs

Not many ways you can improve the perfect edge… 😉

Availability

– Order Now: via Work Smart

– Price: $200 USD

– Deal: The first 500 customers get free gifts and shipping!

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.